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Prioritizing Resident & Staff Well-being Amid COVID-19

Posted by Jan Wieder on Aug 11, 2020 2:03:00 PM
The COVID-19 pandemic has placed enormous pressure and a variety of challenges on senior living communities, staff members and residents. During the past few months, the priority at Daystar Retirement Community has been protecting the safety and wellness of everyone on campus in accordance with our mission and values.
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Tips for Self-Isolating as a Senior in West Seattle

Posted by Robyn Huetter on Aug 5, 2020 10:20:00 AM
As the COVID-19 pandemic surges on in Washington and around the nation, individuals of all ages are being encouraged to follow a variety of social practices to help stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.
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How to Improve Senior Mental Health During Times of Isolation

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Jul 2, 2020 2:11:00 PM
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been challenging for all demographics. For seniors in the West Seattle area, however, the detrimental impact is twofold in that this demographic is particularly at-risk of the virus, as well as the self-isolation begat by the statewide Stay Home, Stay Healthy order.
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Dehydration Facts for Seniors in Washington

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Jun 12, 2020 2:14:58 PM
Dehydration is a concern for people of all ages, but seniors and those with certain chronic illnesses are particularly at-risk, even during the more temperate summer months in Seattle.
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Seniors' Top 10 Fears of Aging

Posted by Robyn Huetter on May 4, 2020 10:41:00 AM
One of the keys to understanding our parents as they age is to get a grasp on the things that worry them. Our parents may not talk openly about these things, but you can be assured that they think about them—a lot. A recent study conducted for the Home Instead Senior Care network identified the top 10 things seniors over 55 fear most. Knowing the most common fears will help you open a discussion with your parents about their concerns.
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Balance and Low Impact Exercises for Seniors

Posted by Robyn Huetter on Apr 7, 2020 1:07:00 PM
Originally published in June 2013; revised and expanded in May of 2019 Here’s the thing about low impact exercises: they can have high impact results, especially for seniors. Movement has so many benefits. Researchers have shown that regular exercise can boost memory, metabolism and, of course, mobility. (Not to mention, exercise helps combat depression in seniors.)
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The 7 Best Dog Breeds for Seniors

Posted by Robyn Huetter on Dec 29, 2019 11:54:00 AM
Dogs make good companions for people in all stages of life, as they provide numerous emotional and health benefits to their owners, regardless of age.
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Depression Is Not a Normal Part of Aging in West Seattle

Posted by Marlene Williams on Sep 26, 2019 11:32:00 AM
Depression is an unsettling condition that can influence every facet of your life in a challenging way. While it is not a natural part of aging, it is common among seniors. As older adults undergo a variety of major life changes, they become more susceptible to depression.
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Vaccines for Seniors [A Complete Guide]

Posted by Marlene Williams on Aug 26, 2019 11:36:07 AM
  Contrary to popular belief, getting vaccinated is not just for children. Rather, adults over 65 can often benefit most from staying on top of their vaccinations. Vaccinations are just as important for seniors. 
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How to Fight the Flu in the Elderly

Posted by Melodee Morris on Jul 29, 2019 9:11:27 AM
When flu season is upon us, it may take more than an apple a day to keep the doctor away. Apples are just one option in a slough of foods and activities that work together to fight the flu.
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